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Robert Appleton/ Ted Phillips/ Paul Dutton Neil Wiernik aka naw
December 4th, 2014
Doors at 8PM
Ratio is pleased to present a unique evening of audiovisual performance.
1 Neil Wiernik
Better known to the underground music community for his audio-visual performances and releases of granular dreamy soundscape textures and glitchy visuals under his own name, for his dub studio inspired dance rhythms as the artist naw, or for his experimental drone bass axe wielding in the post-rock band Whisper Room. Neil has released material on Noise Factory Records, PaperPlusSound, Consouling Sounds, Pertinnce and The Feedback Loop, as well as performed extensively locally, nationally and internationally. He has also been deeply involved for decades behind the scenes as both an organizer and curator of many regularly occurring diy underground music showcases in both his hometowns of Montreal and Toronto. He was a founding member of the now defunct online digital arts publication Vague Terrain and previous to his current role as the President of the Wavelength Board of Directors, Neil had stints on both the board of directors for MusicWorks Magazine and the Somewhere There collective. http;//phoniq.net
2 Robert Appleton/ Ted Phillips/ Paul Dutton trio
Paul Dutton has performed at music and literary festivals across Canada, throughout Europe and the U.S., and in South America. The Wire ranked him with avant-garde legends like Kurt Schwitters, Antonin Artaud, and Brion Gysin. As an oral sound artist Paul has helped redefine the musical potential of human utterance. As a writer, he has plumbed the musicality of the paragraph, the sentence, and the word. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v9xxKIThHBp4
Ted Phillips was host of the groundbreaking Media Lab on CIUT Radio for 12 years. His passion for synthesis and digital signal processing led him to performing with the live software tool cataRT from IRCAM. He has since devoted himself to the exploration, testing and expansion of this instrument with Brett Martell. A true experimentalist, Ted has performed with Nilan Perrera, Toronto Improvisers Orchestra, Glen Hall and many others. http://mfs2014.pbworks.com
In 1974 Robert Appleton left advertising to study percussion with Tony Oxley and attend art school. This led him to photography, graphic design and visual music. Since 2001 he has developed his own language and software called Vortex for performance and research of visual, aural and textual elements vortex. He has taught, exhibited, performed, lectured and written on this in Europe, the US, Asia and now Canada. http://vimeopro.com/robertappleton/vortex